Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Bagridae
Etymology: Mystus: Greek, mystax = whiskered, used by Belon in 1553 to describe all fishes with whiskers (Ref. 45335).
More on author: Hamilton.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal and Bangladesh (Ref. 4833). Reported from Afghanistan (Ref. 41034).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833)
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274); Adults inhabit rivers and ponds in plains and submontane regions (Ref. 41236) in flowing and standing waters (Ref. 4833). Oviparous, distinct pairing possibly like other members of the same family (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00935 - 0.01476), b=2.94 (2.88 - 3.00), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Assuming Fec < 10,000).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).
Nutrients (Ref. 124155
): Calcium = 597 [247, 1,457] mg/100g ; Iron = 3.46 [1.86, 6.93] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.5 [15.4, 17.5] % ; Omega3 = 0.299 [0.124, 0.652] g/100g ; Selenium = 75.7 [15.5, 269.6] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 46.4 [13.3, 153.3] μg/100g ; Zinc = 2.44 [1.33, 4.09] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.